The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in Illinois, sailing near Belleville, sailing near Edwardsville, sailing near Collinsville, sailing near Scott Airforce base ( AFB). Or perhaps you are seeking sailing lessons near St. Louis, sailing lessons in St. Louis, sailing lessons in Illinois, Or maybe you want to learn to sail near St. Louis or learn to sail in St. Louis or learn to sail in Illinois. Check out the great sailing at CSA. Our popular fleets include Lightning, E-scow, Flying Scot, Melges, Comet, Catalina, San Juan and more. There are great opportunities for sailboat racing and daysailing, plus great on-shore facilities. There are also several learn to sail programs for adults and kids. All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle   Find out more

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For more racing news and information, visit the Racing Page.

For a whole raft of racing-related info, see the Racing Library

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  1. Your March Marks of the Course is HERE

Get ready to sail in 2018.    Find out what’s going.

  1. Got questions? We’ve got...

For all that stuff you wanted to know about CSA, but were too bashful to ask. Check out our CSA FAQ and glossary HERE

  1. Members - check out your Toolkit

We’ve put together an extensive listing of useful information, designed to help you get the most out of your CSA membership. There’s info on things such as how to navigate club communications, a starter link for getting publicity for your event, places to go and things to do when there’s no wind, a link to key racing documents and lots more.  It’s all on the Toolkit page.

Are you planning a CSA regatta or other event?
Get publicity rolling with the EVENT PLANNING FORM. Details on the Toolkit page.

CSA Snipe Silver Cup, June 16-17

Strawberry Shortcake Regatta, September 8

  1. Racing events for 2018...

For more information contact Patti Davis

Details coming soon. Please check back

Season Pass to Sailing
THE passport to adventure

CSA can use your help in attracting new members. So once again,
we are offering some great incentive prizes to those who recruit
new CSA members.

You could win 2 scholarships to the
Adult Sail Seminar or Junior Sailing Camp.
There will also be a drawing for a
fabulous brunch for four. 

Details on the Recruitment page.

Flying Scot Egyptian Cup, June 22-24

Plan on a great weekend of Scot racing.

Registration is $70, ($80 after June 14)  Includes meals for skipper and one crew

Details here   •   Notice of race  •   Online registration   •   Online store (for extra meals)


Carlyle Fall Laser Regatta, October 13-14

Fifth Anniversary Event - Open to Standard, Radial and 4.7 Divisions

Questions? Contact T. Troy Tolan,, 312-971-0420

Documents and Registration on Regatta Network open soon

Junior sailing events on the horizon

  1. Get ready for Hare and Hound races! First race is May 12

Dates are set. Come for the race. Stay for the chill & grill. Check out the flyer. Details on the Racing page

  1. Carlyle Lake Association - year in review

Learn more about the recent work of your Carlyle Lake Association on the CLA page.

Be sure to check out the full report and the 2017 Water Control Debrief

Y-Flyer Beer and Boats Regatta, August 18-19

Open and Junior Divisions

Questions? Contact T. Troy Tolan,, 312-971-0420

Documents and Registration on Regatta Network open soon.

Watch this space for more info

Questions? Contact Daniel L. Haile,, 636-295-3707

Come join the Sisterhood of Sailing Saturday, March 24th at
10 am for this sign-painting workshop where you can choose one of many designs to paint. All materials will be provided for you to paint your sign, customized to your home decor, your style, and what makes YOU happy!   Signup closes March 17

Details HERE

  1. Sharpen your skills - connect with a member-instructor

For CSA members only. Take this special three-hour introductory sailing lesson utilizing our existing members who will be able to work off as much as their entire membership fee for the following year by giving sailing lessons. Details here

May 25-27

Contact Tom Paoli,, 618-779-0999

NOR here  •  Register here

Time to sign up for race duty

... great way to learn about racing

What it's all about... The race duty crew normally consists of three people on the committee boat (the pontoon boat) plus one or two whalers (motorboats) with two people aboard each. Those on the committee boat manage the race - determining the course, raising and lower flags, sounding signals. They also record the results.

Folks on the whalers place the racing marks and act as safety crew, should assistance be needed. Being part of this crew puts you in the company of experienced sailors and racers. You can learn a lot just being part of the action.

Click here SOON to get the duty date you want!

Lightning Mid-Continent Regatta, May 25-27

Contact Arthur Merdinian,, 314-691-8032 for details

Details HERE     NOR HERE

The 2018 member recruitment contest is under way!

  1. Sisters do signs! Join the fun.

Scott Stevenson does a little foiling on a recent warm Saturday. Why wait until April?

March 24, 10 am. Courage & Grace's workshop, 300 West State Street, O'Fallon, IL 

  1. New member? Here’s a fun way to get to know CSA

Join us for salad and pizza followed by an orientation meeting and walk around the club. After the walk-around there will a few boats in the water ready to take anyone for a ride. This will open to new members from the 2017 and 2018 season. Rachel Bowling is the chair person if you have any other questions.

Saturday, April 28, beginning at noon -- at CSA

Bob Winston photo

Spring approaches. Time to get in gear!

STEM program, team racing, Harbor Mice and more

Get details on the Junior Sailing page.

Check out the Junior Sailing camp

Sign up for the Junior Sailing e-newsletter

The first event was so well received, it’s time for another. This event will focus on helping with the race committee.It will also provide more info on running races. Some hors d’oeuvres will be served, and food and drink may be ordered at the bar. We will start with race committee basics, but will accelerate to advanced material as well along with copious hand-outs and explanation.
Space is limited to 50 people, so SIGN UP NOW with Ted Beier

  1. Sailing, Suds & Grub, the sequel

April 4, at Llewelyn’s Pub, 17 W Moody, Webster Groves 63119

Food and drinks start at 6pm, program at 7 pm